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    1. August 24, 2016

      Finance minister Gordhan defies police request to meet

      A power struggle at the heart of South Africa’s government looks set to escalate after Pravin Gordhan, the embattled...

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      August 24, 2016

      South Africa's Gordhan will not heed police summons

      South Africa’s embattled finance minister Pravin Gordhan has said that he will not heed a summons by police on...

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    1. August 17, 2016

      Opposition to run South African capital for first time in fresh blow to ANC

      The African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party, suffered a stinging blow after opposition parties rejected...

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      August 17, 2016

      Malema rules out ANC coalition to ally with Democratic Alliance

      Julius Malema, the firebrand leader of South Africa’s socialist Economic Freedom Fighters party, will not form a...

    3. August 14, 2016

      ANC allows Zuma off the hook over election failure

      The African National Congress will not ask President Jacob Zuma to step down over the party’s disastrous showing in...

    4. August 7, 2016

      South Africa’s political parties forced into coalition talks

      South Africa’s political parties are discussing coalition options for several major cities, thrusting Africa’s most...

    5. August 5, 2016

      ANC mood darkens after poll setback as Zuma star fades

      Jacob Zuma has survived a rape trial, numerous allegations of corruption and racketeering, as well as rising dissent...

    6. August 4, 2016

      ANC should respond to voters’ reprimand

      South Africans voted this week in a watershed election. The African National Congress is heading for its worst result...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      August 3, 2016

      South Africa elections

      People stand in a queue to cast their vote during the municipal elections in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South...

    8. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      South Africa keeps rates on hold

      South Africa’s central bank decided to keep interest rates unchanged at 7 per cent on Thursday, as it seeks to strike a...

    9. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      Old Mutual shareholders to 'consider new remuneration policy'

      Old Mutual is taking a new look at its pay packages. The South Africa-focused but London-listed financial services...

    10. June 22, 2016

      Violent South Africa protests expose ANC internal rifts

      Violent protests in South Africa that have left at least two people dead and paralysed areas around Pretoria, the...

    11. June 10, 2016

      MTN agrees $1.7bn deal with Nigerian authorities

      MTN, Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company, has agreed to pay Nigeria’s government nearly $1.7bn over the next three...

    12. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Impala CEO Goodlace to step down

      Terence Goodlace is stepping down as chief executive of South African miner Impala Platinum. The company, the world’s...

    13. MBA blog

      May 18, 2016

      An elective in South Africa: Part two

      Studying in South Africa was one of the highlights of my year. Having the ability to learn about a place while being...

    14. May 5, 2016

      Barclays: retreat from Africa

      Westerners often take a crudely binary view of Africa: if no longer “Africa Rising”, the narrative reverts to “Heart of...

    15. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Barclays raises £600m from African stake sale

      Barclays has recouped just over SAR13bn (£600m) from selling a chunk of its stake in its African subsidiary at a 7 per...

    16. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Barclays to offload African stake

      Barclays has announced plans to sell part stake in its African subsidiary through a placing with institutional...

    17. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Zuma suffers setback with new court ruling

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, suffered a damaging blow on Friday after a court ruled that a decision to drop...

    18. MBA blog

      April 29, 2016

      An elective in South Africa: part one

      Just hours after I finished my accounting exam last week, I was in a minibus on my way to Heathrow airport. The...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      Protesting Zuma on Freedom Day

      A man shouts slogans against South African President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party...

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      April 26, 2016

      Bob Diamond confirms discussions over Barclays Africa assets

      A company created by billionaire Ashish Thakkar and Bob Diamond has said it has had discussions over taking a stake in...

    21. April 19, 2016

      Battered ANC eyes local elections with apprehension

      South Africa’s ruling party boasted that more than 100,000 supporters would attend the launch of its manifesto ahead of...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2016

      Thousands protest against Zuma

      Thousands of South African main opposition party Democratic Alliance supporters march to the Constitutional Court to...

    23. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Zuma woes deepen amid internal ANC dissent

      South African president Jacob Zuma is facing a growing fight for political survival after prominent members of his own...

    24. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Investec: 'negatively impacted' by rand's slide

      It should come as no great surprise but Investec, the South Africa-based specialist bank and asset manager, is warning...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      March 17, 2016

      Police aim at protesters

      A member of the South African Police Service fires rubber bullets on striking community members in Zandspruit, an...

    26. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      South Africa's Guptas offered finance job - Jonas

      Mcebisi Jonas, South Africa’s deputy finance minister, on Wednesday confirmed that a controversial business family...

    27. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      South African rand slides amid finmin spat with police

      South Africa’s rand plummeted by more than 3 per cent against the dollar on Tuesday as a dispute dramatically escalated...

    28. March 8, 2016

      South Africa: The power of the family business

      As South Africa grapples with arguably its deepest economic crisis of the democratic era, two names have become a...

    29. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Old Mutual shares jump 11% on potential break-up

      The price of Old Mutual shares has jumped by 11 per cent in initial London trading and by 12 per cent in Johannesburg....

    30. March 2, 2016

      Steinhoff: out of Africa

      Last year, the Frankfurt stock exchange had its best year for new listings since 2007. But the biggest company to float...

    31. March 1, 2016

      Disposal of Africa business creates ‘clear vision’ for Barclays

      When Barclays chairman John McFarlane was asked last year if he would sell its large African business, he dismissed the...

    32. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      Rand dives 3.3% amid Zuma tensions

      The wheels have really come off the rand in the last hour as tensions flare within Jacob Zuma’s government. The rand...

    33. February 24, 2016

      Jacob Zuma has betrayed South Africa’s economic promise

      Of all those I encountered on a visit to Johannesburg last week, the person closest to the problems facing South...

    34. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      South Africa curbs government spending in new budget

      Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, on Wednesday announced a series of taxes rises, including a new levy...

    35. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Steinhoff makes approach to Home Retail Group

      South African retailer Steinhoff has made an approach to Home Retail Group, the UK chain that owns Argos and Homebase...

    36. February 18, 2016

      Anglo American aims for $1.3bn bond buyback

      Miner Anglo American is seeking to buy back up to $1.3bn of its bonds from investors — about half of the short-term...

    37. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Anglo American to buy back up to $1.3bn of bonds

      Miner Anglo American is seeking to buy back up to $1.3bn of its bonds from investors, about a quarter of the total debt...

    38. February 18, 2016

      A requiem for Anglo American, the octopus of South Africa

      It is a short walk from the imposing former headquarters of Anglo American at 44 Main Street, Johannesburg, to the...

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